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My 2 and half month old started pooping more suddenly is.

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My 2 and half month old started pooping more suddenly is. This normal?
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

Thank you for your question.
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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Hi! Im julia thanks for the quick response!
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

Please write in detail?

When did the symptom start?

How frequently does it occur?

How is the character?

Does he/ she have any other symptom?

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
She is formula fed and is
2 and half months shhe was always pooping every 3 days and these past few days starting pooping 2 times a day is that normal?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

Is there any blood in stool?

Does she appear to have abdominal pain?

Is there fever, nausea, vomiting or any other symptom?

Was there any change of food?

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
No blood she does seem to have some abdominal pain i havent switched formulas or anything noone of those other symptoms and stool seems normal i took photos its just odd that she started pooping more so suddenly
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Also the sunken fontanel is it normal that its deep but when she lays down its not as deep im a little concerned about that as well
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

When did you notice sunken fontanel?

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I feel like its always been there i heard babies have that normally i was told its normal
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

Thank you for the input.
Bowel habit can change.
Usually formula fed babies are more constipated.
Increased frequency can be from an inflammation or infection.
Viral one is common & usually runs its course.
Twice in a day is not worrying.

Mildly sunken fontanel can be normal as you have noticed it for long.
You can wait & watch.
Please try to give fluid.
Pedialyte can be given
If it gets more frequent or if she develops nausea, vomiting, fever, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Stool test can be taken.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Isnit normal that it went from every 3 days to 2 times a day overnight? And the Sunken fontanel is it normal? When she lays down its not as deep? What fluids cn i give when shes only 2 and half months
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

As I said, passing stool twice in a day is not concerning.

Bowel habit can vary.

Mildly sunken fontanel can be seen in some babies normally.

If it is increased, it can be due to dehydration.

You need to watch it.

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
How do i know if it increases? It gets larger?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 27 days ago.

In dehydration fontanel would be more deep, go inward.